Uttoxeter & District

Members Only

Some information is only available to members and a password is required to access these items. These files have been allocated as 'members only' and when you try to access them you are asked to enter your password. Once you have registered for the password you may save it to your computer for all future use then you will only need to click 'OK' to log in.

To get the password for the 'members only' items of our website, you can press this highlighted Password Request link and complete the appropriate form. Alternatively the password is shown on the reverse of your membership card.

Thanks to Zoom, several of our groups are active and enjoying each other's company again. So far the Baking, History, Philosophy, Reading for Pleasure, Singing for Pleasure & Ukulele groups are zooming to good effect. We have also held several Committee meetings; and are planning to organise the Annual General Meeting, on 26th August, via Zoom.
If any Group Leaders want to use Zoom, to meet up with their groups, it is easy to do and will cost nothing. The U3A has its own contract with Zoom, which is used by several of the groups listed above, and we're keen for more to start.
All you need are the U3A log in details, from me, and you can start hosting your own meetings.. I'm sure the group leaders, using Zoom, will be happy to share with you how effective it is; and I'm more than happy to help, if I can.
Keep Well,
Rob Hawkins [Business Secretary] .You can contact Rob by clicking on his name


Having regard for advice from Government, the Third Age Trust and Committee members, I am officially informing you of the formal suspension of all Uttoxeter & District U3A group activities, for the foreseeable future.

I am doing this with a heavy heart but can see no alternative to this course of action, at this particular moment in time.

The Computer group is actively considering ways to keep us going, from home. Other groups are investigating the possibility of 'virtual' working through video conferencing, Skyping or even setting up a Blog! I will, of course, keep you informed about any - or all - of these developments.(See the communication button)

Suspension does not mean cessation. We intend to keep in touch with members, through email or text; and will help set up telephone trees [where necessary] to support those who need our help and support. We must keep 'ticking over' so we are ready to [seamlessly] return to our programme of activities, as soon as we can.

Above all, we must remain positive. Of course, these are very difficult times. But now, more than ever, we need to think beyond the present and look forward to ' living, laughing and learning' together - again - in the near future."
Pamela Merrett

This area is for our U3A information. The files opposite are usually password protected as they contain our Committee and AGM minutes .The password and username information are shown on the reverse of your membership car

There are 3 files,as noted below, which are not protected and can be readily opened by clicking on the link opposite:

The Principles of the U3A Movement
Personal Data -You and Uttoxeter U3A
Defibrillator -Instructions on use There are 2 files in the links opposite .
The defibrillator guide has been added as an aid-memoir for those who have attended the usage sessions ,but would also be of interest to others.
The instructions sheet may appear ominous but this is not the case in reality .The main things to remember if you are ever called upon to access or use the equipment is as follows.

1.The defibrillator can only be accessed by a code given to you by the 999 or 112 operator.

2.You are therefore in phone contact with trained operator who will take you through all the stages.

3. On opening the defibrillator box, the defibrillator will talk to you, as well as the operator, and gives very clear instructions on what you should do.Importantly the defibrillator will NOT let you give anyone an electric shock if it is not needed.

5.It is unlikey that you will be alone when the defibrillator is called for as the most important thing is that CPR is being applied to the patient at the same time.

If you would like more information,or would like some further instructions,speak to John Roberts on the Computer Help Desk in the first instance.

Membership Wellbeing
If you know of any of our U3A members who are ill, have had an injury, accident, operation or bereavement and you think they would appreciate a card, please contact Marian Clarke (giving a little background information as to what has happened to them) on 01889 562393

Occasionally pictures are taken at U3A group meetings, coffee mornings etc .Please make the taker aware if you do NOT wish to be included in the picture

All members must:
•Abide by the Principles of the U3A movement;

•Always act in the best interests of the U3A and never do anything to bring the U3A into disrepute;

•Abide by the terms and conditions of the constitution;

•Treat fellow members with respect and courtesy at all times;

•Comply with and support the decisions of the elected committee;

•Advise the committee of any change of personal details.

Members can find a copy of the Principles of the U3A Movement and a copy of the Constitution on the Notice Board at Wilfred House and on the Uttoxeter & District Website.